AIC engages with community members through a number of interactive programs including:


DC Center OpeningThe AIC Centers

The AIC Centers are inclusive spaces for Muslims of all ethnicities, sects and practice, so long as they support AIC’s mission of pluralism, nonviolence and interfaith dialogue. The Centers serve as community spaces, hosting film festivals, author presentations and round-table discussions. The Centers also work to educate surrounding communities on the issues and perspectives that are important to the Muslim community and to all Americans.


Essay and Film ContestsI have a Dream Poster

AIC hosts two contests for youth in the U.S. and the Middle East: the Dream Deferred Essay Contest on civil rights in the Middle East and the Eye to Heart Film Contest for aspiring filmmakers to explore positive human values and advance social change.



John and Paul at GalaInterfaith Councils

AIC’s Interfaith Councils provide a venue for the American Muslim community to come together to express and to celebrate community’s cultural richness through events, forums for dialogue on issues and establishes relationships through community multicultural events and round table discussions. AIC provides and alternative community setting to meet, interact and share.


AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij, interviewed by the USA Today

The USA Today recently interviewed AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij, about Project Nur and the students’ effort to educate communities about the Syrian conflict. Click here to read the full article.

02/10/2014 | News

UICSPH Project Summary: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations praises program’s “proven results”

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health posted a summary abstract of AIC’s Ambassadors for Peace Project in Iraq, which wrapped up in December 2013. It highlights […]

12/15/2013 | News

American Islamic Congress Announces Fourth Annual Benefit: Light Up The Night

BOSTON, December 4— On the heels of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the U.N. Human Rights Day, the Cultural Center at the The American Islamic Congress (AIC) will […]

12/3/2013 | News | Press Releases
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